The movie House of Sand and Fog has many sociological concepts. At the start of the movie we experience a grand and lavish wedding that Mr. Behrani is having for his daughter, from the looks of his composure and the wedding you would think his family is very wealthy. The scene quickly switches to Mr. Behrani working a low-income construction job. After work he cleans up in a bathroom and puts on his suit before going home to his family. Based on these events Mr. Behrani is extremely class conscious he is willing to sacrifice and work two jobs in order to uphold a high status towards the public. In this movie status is socially determined, Mr. Behrani may have the jobs of a proletariat but is perceived as living the life of a bourgeois. Mr. Behrani counts every little dollar, in which he eventually buys a house for his family. He understands capitalism very well, he plans on flipping the house to make a huge profit. When Mr. Behrani’s daughter visits with her husband and mother in law he clearly states that the house is only an investment property. This shows his consciousness about his status.We also see Kathy go through her own struggles; sheloses the house that her father worked 30 years to achieve. We see her status go from a homeowner to living in a motel, then eventually homeless. These events has lead Kathy to alienation, she cannot find the strength to tell her family about her husband leaving (which occurred 8 months prior) or the house being foreclosed.